Kids Curate

11 a.m.-4 p.m.
4th Floor Terrace

The votes are in! Visit the NYS Museum to see what objects are on display for this very special exhibit curated by kids from around the state! 

Families can meet with Museum curators and scientists, attend musical performances, and participate in a variety of hands-on activities. Color at the crayon table, pick up a book at the reading nook, go on a scavenger hunt, and take a selfie at the photo booth! And as always, take a ride on the Museum’s historic Carousel!

Grab a bite to eat at Big Don’s Café open from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Friday, February 24th

11:00am - 12:00pm Rocks & Minerals Exploration Station
12:00pm - 1:00pm "Meet the Curator" Karen Quinn, Historian/Curator of Art and Culture
1:00pm - 4:00pm Go Fish in New York State
1:30pm Deb Cavanaugh of Heldeberg Music Together – Sing, laugh & dance along to this fun-filled musical performance!
2:30pm - 3:30pm "Meet the Curator" Dr. Marian Lupulescu, Curator of Geology
1:00pm - 4:00pm "Design Your Own Dog Costume Art Project

Saturday, February 25th

11:00am - 12:00pm "Meet the Curator" Dr. Jeremy J. Wright, Curator of Ichthyology
12:00pm - 1:00pm "Meet the Curator" Dr. Jeremy Kirchman, Curator of Birds
1:00pm - 4:00pm "Turtle" and "Strawberry Moon" Art Project 
1:00pm - 4:00pm Bryan Brundige Trio- Kick up your shoes for an afternoon of jazz, swing & blues!
2:30pm - 3:30pm Native Peoples Exploration Station

Sunday, February 26th

12:00pm - 1:00pm "Meet the Curator" Craig Gravina, Exhibition Designer
1:00pm - 2:00pm "Meet the Curator" Dr. Gwendolyn Saul, Curator of Ethnography
1:00pm - 4:00pm "Carousel Horse" Art Project
2:00pm - 3:00pm Circus Theatrics – Get ready for a high energy and hilarious performance by Seano!
3:00pm - 4:00pm Fossil Exploration Station

Thank you to Grassroots Givers for their generous donation of books for the reading nook!